|Oshkosh Temporary FSS
(OSH), Wisconsin, July 1975.
The tent in the
photo housed the 1975 temporary Oshkosh FSS during the Experimental
Aircraft Association (EAA) fly-in.
tent was used both of those years. The interior of the tent was mostly
unchanged from 1974 to 1975 except for the addition of the rope line to
provide room for the pilot weather briefers to move back and forth
between the pilots and the weather data display.
From 1974 to 1975 we did make changes to some of our procedures to
improve efficiency. An example was aircraft overdue on VFR flight plans
which was a very large problem in 1974. That year we spent many hours
driving up and down the rows of aircraft looking for overdue aircraft.
In 1975 we positioned two people to the side of the landing runway. They
wrote down the registration numbers of the landing aircraft. When an
aircraft became overdue, the list was then used to determine if the
aircraft had landed. This saved many hours of searching.